Weekly Feature



December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Green-lit funds make for a merrier Christmas

Bee Editorial

Western New Yorkers are many things. When tough times hit, there are many character traits by which we are described. More...

Spindle items

• IN THE SPIRIT — The holiday season means something a little bit different for every person.  My family has several traditions when celebrating Christmas and, of course, some have become my favorites over time.  More...

Out of the Past

Days of steel

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Education

St. Mary’s High School announces honor roll students

The following students from Depew and Lancaster have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year at St. Mary’s High School. More...

Depew, Lancaster residents earn honors at St. Joe’s

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have received first honors at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  Depew   Grade 10  Seth Glanowski  Lancaster  More...

HOME accepting applications for scholarship

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Back in the groove

Vinyl collectors fill space with artistry and sound

Orion Burroughs calls his 1961 record player a time machine. “It’s the warmest sound you can get possible,” Burroughs said. “It’s an organic experience. That’s what moves you, keeps you young.” More...

Public skate to open at Depew Ice Rink

Public skating sessions will be held at the Depew Ice Rink, 90 Gould Ave., for Christmas and New Year’s from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec, 26; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 28; 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2; and 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Spencer-Trala

Cheryl and John Spencer of Depew announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Spencer, to Christopher Trala, son of Donna and John Trala of Cheektowaga.  More...

Business

SWORN IN

— Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs was joined by his mother, Pamela Jacobs-Vogt, as he was sworn in for his second term recently by Buffalo City Court Judge Amy Martoche. More...

Ball drop to be held on Central Avenue

When New Year’s Eve rolls around, residents of the Lancaster and Depew area can celebrate the ball drop in person, rather than on a television screen, in the heart of the Village of Lancaster.  Eddie Ryan’s Restaurant, at 50 Central More...

AAA: 98.6 million Americans traveling this holiday season; volume up 4 percent from 2013

AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home between Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 4. This is an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year. More...

Community lights up for Kevin Guest House

Each winter, the Lancaster community of Stony Brook lights up with Christmas spirit and with purpose. More...

Depew students to put on their best acts

The winter weather that struck the area in late November caused the annual talent show at Depew High School to be delayed, but students there have not been deterred. On Friday, Jan. More...

GIFTS WORTH GIVING

— Dominika Jankowska looks for just the right gift during the Lancaster Youth Bureau’s annual Day of Giving held Dec. 18. More...

Local News

FEMA aid money to be available for November storm

Western New Yorkers can look forward to some assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the severe winter weather that struck the area in November.  More...

Legislature supports plan to help veterans receive psychiatric care

The Erie County Legislature has approved a resolution urging the U.S. Senate to take immediate action to approve the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which would provide servicemen and women better mental health care.  More...

Book guides grieving through holidays, life

After losing her husband to cancer in 2010, Darcy Thiel is putting her life back together and has released her second book.  “Life After Death: On This Side of Heaven” is the sequel to “Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journe More...

Police Blotter

Low blood sugar, high BAC reported in patrol car incident

Depew  Thursday, Dec. 18   • A paraplegic man reported that more than $450 had been stolen from his fanny pack and he believed that a nursing aide who had been on duty took it from him. More...

Obituaries

William C. Alderman Jr., Xylem Heat Transfer employee

William C. Alderman Jr., known as “Cliff,” 63, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Dec. More...

Sports

DRIVING —

Lancaster’s Tyler Lis, left, drives to the hoop in the team’s 62-49 road win over Clarence on Friday. More...

Lancaster girls indoor track team returns state meet experience, boys squad strong in multiple events

The Lancaster girls indoor track and field team has 65 members and returns six athletes with considerable state meet experience.  More...

Baseball, softball clinics slated

Baseball and softball holiday clinics will be offered next week at the Lancaster-Depew Baseball Training Facility, 175 Pavement Road, Lancaster.  On Dec. 29, the Lancaster varsity baseball staff will hold a clinic from 10 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Polish Falcons schedule New Year’s celebration   More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 25 ComedySportz Christmas Day, presented by Comedy Sportz Buffalo, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at ComedySportz Arena, 4476 Main St., Amherst; $. 393-8669, www.buffalocsz.com fri. 26-sun. 28 More...

Family Activities

sat. 27   More...

Announcements

BPC Chorus Names Music Director — The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus has named Adam Luebke music director. More...